There are so many gardening companies and products out there that it can feel very overwhelming when you are starting out. Here you’ll find some of the resources shown or discussed in the book Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Edibles Into Your Landscape, as well as others I personally like.
I’m often asked about the best way to set up a new vegetable garden, and everyone seems to have their preferred method and materials. I personally, like the idea of a no dig garden bed. After all, who wants to break their back trying to dig up hard compacted clay soil? No dig garden beds […]
Even throughout the winter, you can have fresh green sprouts for your salads and sandwiches. Grow your own microgreens with these tips and tricks.
You can switch up your usual side salad at dinnertime with some unique “superfoods,” power-packed with nutrients and rich in color. Here are five green vegetables that everyone should try–share them with your kids, too!
It stands to reason that when people think of “unusual” vegetables, the radish isn’t typically on that list — and here’s where the heirloom radishes will beg to differ.
A kitchen colander is a unique and appropriate container for growing plants like lettuce, peppers, cherry tomatoes, chives, or strawberries. It would also make a wonderful hostess or housewarming gift.
Now that I’m looking at expanding our garden, I want to keep in mind my meal plans as I choose which vegetables to grow. Here are a few ideas I’m going to try!
Almost anyone can grow a vegetable garden, but there are some things every vegetable garden will need to produce at full potential. Do you have the basics? Many people may be trying to slash their grocery budgets this year by supplementing their family’s good with a home vegetable garden. Make sure all the basics are […]
Carrots are in the same family as celery, parsley, dill, cilantro, and fennel, and these plants can rotate as their own family in the garden. In Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (affiliate link) I explain crop rotation for the home garden. Carrots are a fabulous root crop for the garden and will […]
Do you have a shady garden? I do. While it’s not full shade, the lovely Japanese maple tree in my yard gives us dappled sunshine for most of the day. Combine that with the big cedar tree behind our house, and we have a fair bit of shade. While we love the location of […]
This is one of our family favorites when it comes to eating carrots and gives a deliciously sweet flavor to the veggies. The fresh zest of the basil combines with the maple syrup to make it a flavorful side dish. This recipe combines the zest of fresh basil, with the sweet carrots glazed with maple […]
Who loves licorice? I do! I do! Ever since I was a child, chewing on my parents’ fennel bushes, I’ve been enchanted by the sweet flavor of black licorice. It seems that this flavor is very much a matter of personal taste: some love it, others can’t stand it. I’m in the first club. Cilantro, […]